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 Meanings and Examples of HERD
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herd
 n.  flock, crowd, group of cattle or other domestic animals
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  He was aware that the qualities distinguishing her from the herd of her sex were chiefly external: as though a fine glaze of beauty and fastidiousness had been applied to vulgar clay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  Though many of the whales, as has been said, were in violent motion, yet it is to be observed that as a whole the herd neither advanced nor retreated, but collectively remained in one place.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
3  In about three minutes' time, Queequeg's harpoon was flung; the stricken fish darted blinding spray in our faces, and then running away with us like light, steered straight for the heart of the herd.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
4  Owing to the density of the crowd of reposing whales, more immediately surrounding the embayed axis of the herd, no possible chance of escape was at present afforded us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
5  This terrific object seemed to recall the whole herd from their stationary fright.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  The previous chapter gave account of an immense body or herd of Sperm Whales, and there was also then given the probable cause inducing those vast aggregations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
7  Whenever we rode over in that direction we saw her out among her cattle, bareheaded and barefooted, scantily dressed in tattered clothing, always knitting as she watched her herd.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
8  He reminded me of Ole Benson, who used to sit on the drawside and watch Lena herd her cattle.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
9  I didn't see much of her until late that fall when she begun to herd Ambrosch's cattle in the open ground north of here, up toward the big dog-town.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: III
10  The unwonted sounds caught the ears of a distant savage, who flew raging from group to group, like one who, scorning to touch the vulgar herd, hunted for some victim more worthy of his renown.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
11  If a herd of buffaloes had passed along there could not be a greater mess.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
12  Then the whole herd caught the infection.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
13  "Never mind whom," answered Gurth, who had now got his herd before him, and, with the aid of Fangs, was driving them down one of the long dim vistas which we have endeavoured to describe.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  This second Eumaeus strode hastily down the forest glade, driving before him, with the assistance of Fangs, the whole herd of his inharmonious charge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
15  "The herd is safe, so please ye," said Gurth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  The herd is too large in most parts of the state.
2  Over grass bleached colorless by strong sun, we see the herd ooze forward.
3  But, a maverick is also one who cannot be identified as belonging to any specific herd.
4  From the hilltop, they could see the herd like ants in the distance; they could barely hear the cattle low.
5  The photographer took a photo of a herd of elephants.
6  You should herd the children into the auditorium before 10:30.
7  They are individuals; they will not follow the herd.
8  You have to be an individual; it's no use running with the herd.
9  Wild geese herd to the south in autumn every year.
10  There are many herds of cattle in the meadow.
11  Large herds of bison used to live on the plains of North America.
12  They herded into the corner.
13  A boy herded half a dozen camels down towards the water trough.
14  The animals were herded into the fold by the herdsman.